Tours & Boat Trips in Dorset

There are an endless number of sights, routes and places to explore in Dorset with experts on hand to guide you.

Tour guides will often know about hidden gems that you would not find without local knowledge.

From walking tours and fossil hunts to boat trips and town guides, whatever your interest, there is lots of choice on offer.

Maximise your enjoyment with a guided tour

There is plenty of sightseeing to do in Dorset, from the famous landmarks that have put the county on the map to film locations where you can walk in the steps of the famous.

Join an organised group tour or book a private tour guide for a more bespoke experience.

Discover the beauty of Dorset by boat

Dorset has a great deal to offer and a boat trip is a particularly gratifying way to see the best of the area.

A selection of different boat trips run throughout the year in Dorset.

Choose from a trip down the River Frome a leisurely cruise along the Jurassic Coast or even a thrilling RIB blast.

Love exploring?

For those who want to experience everything that the county has to offer, day trips are a popular option.

Walking and cycling tours in Dorset ensure that you see the best of the local countryside, with an expert guide who can explain the area's attractions and history.

And if you want to kick back and relax, you may like to join a themed minibus tour that you can tailor specifically to your own interests.

Either way, you’re guaranteed a fun adventure!

Ready to book?

Now you know that you will have plenty to see and do whilst in Dorset, isn’t it time you booked your break?

Navigate below to find a perfect hotel to complete your holiday experience.



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Day Trips

Take a day trip and discover Dorset's rich natural beauty and heritage.

Guided Tours

Want to discover more of the county join a guided tour and get the most out of your visit.

Boat Tours

Experience Dorset’s picturesque waterways and dramatic coast by boat.

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Educational Trips

Dorset is brimming with resources for educational visits, that cover a range of subjects.

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Gardens & Parks

Dorset’s mild climate makes it a perfect location for some truly magical gardens.

Heritage & Culture

Discover Dorset's rich and intriguing heritage and soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras.

Eating Out

Enjoy some of the freshest, local produce at one of Dorset cafes, pubs or restaurants


Dorset has a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.